Ukrainian Elections 2019: The Voices of the People

By: Matthias Maxim Penkin (Guest Writer) After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, for a long time the Western world has only been interested...

Law and Morality in the Crimean Crisis

Speaking about the Crimean crisis in 2014, some refer to it as an annexation while others prefer to call it a reunification. At first...

Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Under Threat in Hungary?

Enshrined in the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention of Human Rights, media freedom and media pluralism are inadmissible elements...

Labor Trafficking in the age of a pandemic – exploiting the new “normal”

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the world into lockdown, according to watchdog groups, human trafficking is soaring in Europe. As the COVID-19 pandemic...

The EU’s Security Role in South Korea: from Bystander to Main Actor

Since initiating diplomatic ties 55 years ago, both the Republic of Korea and the European Union have benefited significantly from increased cross-sectoral cooperation. In...
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Victor Orbán’s political agenda?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been the subject of extensive media coverage lately. What is occasionally labelled as anti-EU rhetoric on the subject...

Head Bites Tail?

On March 31, Ukraine will hold its first presidential elections since 2014, the year in which the Maidan revolution plunged the country into years...

Rerouting to Europe

By: Julia Hütter (Guest Writer) The western Mediterranean sea route, which begins in Morocco and leads migrants on their perilous journey to Spain, has recently...

The Ottoman Slap to Democracy

Quick wit, slow decline: Months after Turkish President Erdoğan threatened his American counterpart with delivering the infamous “Ottoman slap” in response to US support...

Brexit Two Years On: Uncertainty in London, an Opportunity for the Western Balkans?

On June 23, 2016, European politics were shaken to the core by the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union. Two years later,...

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